Ahmedabad: The Congress has fielded suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's wife against Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the coming Gujarat election. Shweta Bhatt will contest from the Maninagar constituency. IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt had alleged Modi's role in the 2002 Gujarat riots.
A Gujarat court had filed charges against Bhatt and six policemen who are accused in the 1990 Khambalia custodial death case on November 9. Sanjiv Bhatt had said that he had been targeted by Chief Minister Narendra Modi and alleged that evidence related to the 2002 Gujarat riots has been selectively destroyed and hence an inquiry should be ordered into the same.
"These are state control room records, state intelligence bureau control room records which reflect as to how the situation developed, what information came in, what instructions were given. These are the very documents which can create a picture where an inquisition is ordered. Those very documents are either destroyed or they are not available. This is a clear cut attempt by the state to conceal and withhold information and a failure on the part of SIT to get hold of those records or at least get them preserved. And even these raises questions as to why the commission did not requisition those records," Bhatt had said.
He had said that he has been targeted for going against the Modi government. "This is an ongoing process by the Gujarat government against those who stood up to speak against the government," Bhatt said.
Bhatt vs Modi:
March 21, 2011: Bhatt deposes before SIT in 2002 Gujarat riots case
April 22, 2011: Bhatt files affidavit against Modi
Bhatt to SC: Modi told police to go slow on rioters
April 29, 2011: DGP withdraws security cover for Bhatt
April 30, 2011: Bhatt rapped for not reporting for duty
May 3, 2011: Bhatt gets security from Gujarat govt
May 5, 2011: SC refuses to accept Bhatt's affidavit